New PBL Contracting Strategies Training Now Available
(July 16, 2015)
DAU is pleased to announce the launch of our newest web-based life cycle logistics continuous learning module. Jointly developed by DAU life cycle logistics and the contracting subject matter experts, CLL 031, Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Contracting Strategies, addresses applicable contracting principles and practices so the learner understands how the logistician and contracting officer can best work together to ensure the effective implementation of Performance Based Logistics (PBL) strategies. Developed to directly support the Better Buying Power (BBP) 3.0 initiative to “ensure effective use of PBL,” CLL 031 provides a foundation on the basic support, contracting concepts, and business practices inherent in developing and implementing effective and successful PBL arrangements. Workforce members from both functional communities, as well as others who are engaged with developing or implementing PBL product support arrangements (PSA) are encouraged to take advantage of this newly deployed training. Learn more about CLL 031 at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=2064.
New Army “Type Classification, Materiel Release, Fielding, and Transfer” Regulation
(July 21, 2015)
For our colleagues in the Army life cycle logistics community, in case you have not already seen it, the Army issued a newly updated version of Army Regulation 700–142 “Type Classification, Materiel Release, Fielding, and Transfer” on June 2, 2015. The changes contained in this major revision to Army policy include:
- Adds strategic satellite communications systems (table 1-1).
- Adds the Army Enterprise System Integration Program as the system to coordinate nonstandard line item numbers (para. 2-14g).
- Adds policy on using risk management for materiel fielded by another Service or Agency (para. 4-2e).
- Revises the urgent materiel release policy to allow the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 to approve the missions that an urgent materiel release can support (para. 4-10).
New DoD Risk, Issue, and Opportunity Management Guide for Defense Acquisition Programs
(July 23, 2015)
Risk Management is one of those foundational activities that is vitally important, ubiquitous, and spans the system acquisition process, encompassing every functional community in the process. To enhance workforce knowledge and improve implementation across the department, the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering recently issued a new June 2015 “Department of Defense Risk, Issue, and Opportunity Management Guide for Defense Acquisition Programs.”
Let me encourage all life cycle logisticians and product support managers to take the time to read through this important new guidebook (http://www.acq.osd.mil/se/docs/RIO-Guide-Jun2015.pdf), and take the time to consider how best the processes and procedures outlined therein can be systematically applied to your own programs.
DAU also offers a number of learning assets that address risk management, many of which are in the process of being updated to reflect the contents of the updated guidebook. Just a few of DAU risk management learning assets include:
- CLB 024 Cost Risk Analysis Introduction
- CLM 017 Risk Management
- Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD Information Technology (IT) ACQuipedia Article
- Risk Assessment ACQuipedia Article
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